Rhode Island

State-by-State Assessment with Regard to Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Education Actions

State Department of Education Link http://www.ride.ri.gov  
Legislation and Authorization S.B. 3056
Effective without governor's signature 7/8/08, Resolution 373
Requests the Rhode Island department of education to create a task force on youth financial literacy in order to develop a statewide strategy, action plan, and marketing plan for increasing middle and high school students' knowledge of personal financial literacy.
Links to State Bills S.B. 3056
Additional Links  
Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards NO
Personal Finance Standards in Career and Techical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences NO
Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards NO
Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standard Minor amount
State Has Adopted Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core YES
Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required or Offered NO 
Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation   NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   NO Rhode Island does not require economics and personal finance for graduation.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  NO
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES Common Core.
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard NO
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  NO
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature NONE 
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  Resolution effective WITHOUT the Governors signature, July 2008 Requests the Rhode Island department of education to create a task force on youth financial literacy in order to develop a statewide strategy, action plan, and marketing plan for increasing middle and high school students' knowledge of personal financial literacy.
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 NO 
Established Financial Literacy Month YES Passed. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Proclaims April as "Financial Literacy for Youth Month."